Sunday, June 15, 2003
Lawrence v. Texas
The US Supreme Court is supposed to rule soon on Lawrence v. Texas, the case testing the constitutionality of anti-sodomy laws in Texas and beyond. Although sodomy laws are rarely used as the basis of criminal prosecutions, this article from The New Republic demonstrates how the noxious laws have been used repeatedly both against gay people in civil suits (say, child custody) and as a basis for preventing non-straight people from practicing their free-speech rights at public-education locales.
Link (here) from Mike Silverman.